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Curried Cran-Orange Snack Mix

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling


5-1/2 cups

A new sweet/salty twist on an old party favorite, this mix includes pistachios, craisins and a mild curry flavor that make it irresistible! It's also a great gift from the kitchen to keep on hand during the holidays. Mary Beth Harris-Murphree - Tyler, Texas


  • 2 cups Wheat Chex
  • 1-1/2 cups Corn Chex
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles
  • 1/3 cup shelled pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cereals, noodles and pistachios; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the butter, orange juice, curry, salt, garlic powder, basil, orange zest and pepper. Drizzle over cereal mixture; toss to coat.
  2. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 275° for 40 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes. Stir in cranberries. Cool on wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 125 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 347mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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